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>>> american cities are growing, but their infrastructure isn't keeping pace. urban population increased by 12% between 2000 and 2010, four out of every five americans live in cities or suburbs. but look at the list of cities with the best infrastructure in the world. what's missing from this list? america. not a single american city makes the top ten. the highest by the way in america is atlanta at number 13. dallas at number 15. washington, d.c. at number 22. in the world. the richest country in the world doesn't make the top ten in terms of city infrastructure. this is from mercer by the way. the survey, it ranks cities based on electricity and water infrastructure. congestion, public transportation. and airport effectiveness. which is probably what got some of these american cities on to the list in the first place. americans shouldn't be surprised. china spends about 9% of its total economic output on infrastructure. europe spends about 5%. 50 years ago by the way, the u.s. spent about 5%. now we spend half as much at 2.4%. richard flores is a professor at the university of florida and a
. exclusively at verizon. >>> urban population increased by 12% from 2000 to 2010. look at this list of cities with the best infrastructure in the world. what's missing from this list? america. not a single american city makes the top ten. the highest, by the way, in america is atlanta at number 13, dallas at number 15, washington, d.c., at number 22. in the world. the richest country in the world doesn't make the top ten in terms of sitting infrastructure. this is from mercer, by the way, the survey. it ranks cities based on electricity and water infrastructure, congestion, public transportation and airport effectiveness, which is probably what got some of these american cities onto the list in the first place. but americans shouldn't be surprised. china spends about 9% of its total economic output on infrastructure. europe spends about 5%. 50 years ago by the way the u.s. spent about 5%, but now we spend half as much at 2.4%. richard florida is a professor at nyu and the university of toronto as well as the senior editor at the atlantic. richard, u.s. cities have a problem. but i just sort o
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. >> the idea that some places like new york city have all their power wires under ground, other places are susceptible to trees and things falling. former new york governor george pataki wrote that in the wake of sandy, more lerelectrical wires need to be located under ground. it sounds entirely reasonable and sensible and you say that's crazy. >> well, i mean i think it is reasonable in some areas and when a line goes down, it sometimes make sense to bury it. we have a lot of electricity lines in this country and putting them under ground, we're no longer looking at illions with a b in front of it, we're start torg look at trillions. these are investments that utilities need to make and are paid for by rate payers. utilities are starting to build a lot more transmission on their own and, you know, they are trying to harden their systems, but again, by smartens up, by making it so that when the wind knocks a line down, it isn't such a catastrophe, that's a lot cheapernd smarter way to start fixing our system than to try to put this entire above ground network that we have, todown, star
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